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Montagny Domaine Feuillat Juillot

We are absolutely delighted to have been appointed UK agents for Domaine Feuillat-Juillot, which completes our "gamme" of top quality producers in the Cote Chalonnaise. Francoise Feuillat-Juillot is the daughter of the highly regarded Mercurey producer, Michel Juillot. She grew up amongst the vines and barrels of her family domaine, before studying in Paris and completing a degree in oenology at Dijon University.

She now has 14 hectares of wonderfully sited, mainly old vines, spread amongst 13 different premier crus in the viticultural amphitheatre that is Montagny. She practices a very strict and meticulous form of sustainable "lutte raisonee", works the soils mechanically and all grapes are picked by hand.

Les Crets is a 1ha east-facing monopole lieu-dit from 25 year old vines on predominantly limestone soils and is vinified in cuve. The wine is floral and zesty with good minerality.

More concentrated and minerally still is the 1er Cru Les Grappes D'Or. This is a blend of five different premier crus on Marne calcaires, from vines dating back to 1950 and is fermented and matured in cuve. 1er Cru Les Montcuchots is from 40 year old vines facing due south. The warmth of this site gives a wine with a more exotic, rich texture, but which still has good intensity and structure. The finest of all is the 1er Cru Les Coeres. The vines were planted between 1940 and 1991 on a 260 metre high south east facing plateau of Marne calcaire. It is entirely vinified in barrel (10% new oak) and has wonderfully concentrated, generous intense chiselled fruit with excellent tension and minerality.

Les Coeres 1er Cru 2013 - Decanter 18/20 (Sept 2015) "Rich, full, poised, pure and profound. This is excellent." Clive Coates